How Far We’ve Come

October 29, 2008 | NeW Staff

I know everyone is sick of election news, but this story made me choke on my oatmeal this morning.

Remember when you had to be a land owner to vote? Now, in Ohio you just have to be aware of a park bench to register to vote. Honestly, I am shocked. 

As a woman, I am very aware that the right to vote has not always been equally extended, and voting laws have needed some work. But, let’s be honest, is universal suffrage  the ideal? The Federalists didn’t think so, and I suggest we reexamine our assumptions about voting, especially in this time when it is so relevant. 
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